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VUCIC Miljenko
Sport Para athletics
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthOgulin, YUG
Height1.88 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F11, T11
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Ogulin, CRO
Occupation
Engineer
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Engineering, Physics - University of Rijeka: Croatia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Pula, Croatia.
Why this sport?
One of his friends introduced him to athletics coach Danial Temim. "When God closes a door, he opens a window. I didn't want to give up, I had will and I started to do Para athletics."
Club / Team
AK Odisej: Kutina, CRO
Name of coach
Mihovil Rendulic [club], CRO, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Croatia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Driving vintage cars. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F12 shot put at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, and claiming bronze in the same event at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mihovil Rendulic. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
German shot put athlete Ulf Timmermann. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To finish on the podium at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hrt.hr, 30 Aug 2019; radio-ogulin.hr, 29 Jun 2017)
Impairment
His vision began to deteriorate at age 22. His impairment is a result of retinitis pigmentosa. (sportnet.rtl.hr, 08 Sep 2016; Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of the Ogulin Visually Impaired Association in Croatia. (hdz-ogulin.com, 22 Aug 2018; sportnet.rtl.hr, 08 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 Shot Put F12 15.07
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 Shot Put F12 13.88
5 2013 Discus Throw F12 33.34
5 2015 Shot Put F12 14.52
13 2015 Discus Throw F12 31.44
4 2017 Shot Put F12 15.09
2 2019 Shot Put F11 14.42
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Discus Throw F12 35.13
4 2014 Shot Put F12 14.19
2 2016 Shot Put F12 14.43
3 2018 Shot Put F12 14.20